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  • Locations: CocoCay, Bahamas; Nashville, United States; Philipsburg, Saint Martin
  • Program Terms: Maymester
  • Budget Sheets: Maymester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led Program Length: Short-Term Faculty-Led
Housing: Other Academic Courses: CEI, MBU
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Office Location: Study Abroad Office JAAC 1009
Program Fee: $3,250
Program Description:

Belmont in The Bahamas 



cruise ship location
Cruise to the Bahamas for a special study of the entertainment operations of the cruise industry, including agency/booking, production/ music show operations and preparation, entertainer/talent preparation, life on the ship for performers, audition techniques, and immigration needs. Reserve your spot ASAP. Great opportunity for both musician/performers and future managers.

Please review program dates (this program will have classes in Nashville prior to departure). Please make necessary arrangements for your time in Nashville.

  • Cruising (on board activities and panels)
  • Philipsburg, St. Maarten (beach excursions and touring)
  • St. Thomas
  • Cruise day (on board shows and panels)
  • Cococay, Bahamas (private island, waterpark, wave pools, etc.)
  • Ship activities includes zip lines, water slides, ice skating, multiple production shows, computer projection show, comedy club, mini golf, rock climbing, and many others.

bahamian streets

All courses will satisfy either Belmont requirements in the BELL Core or the specified major. You must participate in at least one course offered in the Bahamas. You should consult individual program faculty to see how online options can fit into your study abroad program.

CEI/MBU 3950: Entertainment Operations of the Cruise Industry Industry
(3 hours) (counts as MBU elective or MUH elective)
An examination of entertainment operations within the cruise industry, including agency/booking, music show operations and preparation, entertainer/talent preparation, life on the ship for performers, audition techniques, and immigration needs.

MBU 4950: Artist Management (3 hours) (counts as MBU 4820) (pre-req: MBU 1110 or permission of instructor)
An analysis of the various aspects of artist management including talent agencies, personal management, performance and recording contracts, tours and artist promotion.​

On-Campus classes: May 21-22, 2020​
ENG 3950: Third Year Writing (English 3010; satisfies BELL Core requirement)
REL 3950: Religion Jr. Cornerstone (Path A or B; satisfies BELL Core requirement)
INB 3950: (satisfies BBA Core Business requirement for International Business 3300)


beach in bahamas
1. Program Fee: $3,250: This fee will include round-trip airfare from Nashville (depart Nashville on May 23), all transportation, a 7-day cruise on one of the largest ships afloat: including onboard meals and onboard entertainment (Broadway show onboard) and one day private island/waterpark (Cococay).

Costs not covered by the program fee include: Non-Belmont outings, wi-fi not included, and other personal expenditures.

2. Belmont Tuition
Tuition is charged at the special study abroad tuition rate of 2/3 off the cost of normal Maymester tuition. For every 3 hours of study abroad credit you register for, you pay for only one hour.  

Program Deposit: $500 due at time of acceptance 


Faculty-Led Application Process
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
  • Spring Break Programs: November 15
  • Maymester Programs: February 1
  • Summer Programs: February 15 
How to Apply
1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply. 
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in. 
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application. 


David Herrera, Ph.D.
Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business
david.herrera@belmont.eduJOHNSON 393

Eric Holt
Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business ​ • JOHNSON 390

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.